Frederic Vasseur outlines Ferrari’s plan

Red Bull’s run came to an end in Singapore but the team is determined to bounce back at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Following the Singapore Grand Prix, Formula 1 drivers have little time to catch their breath as they prepare for the upcoming action at Suzuka. 

As Max Verstappen’s remarkable winning streak came to a halt, questions arise about whether a power shift is underway at the pinnacle of the grid.

The Marina Bay Street Circuit witnessed a surprising turn of events as the dominant Red Bull star, Max Verstappen, who had secured victory in ten consecutive Grands Prix, could only manage a fifth-place finish after starting from 11th on the grid. 

This result marked the end of Red Bull’s ambitious bid to win every race in the 2023 season.

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Carlos Sainz, driving for Ferrari, emerged as the victor of the day, becoming the first driver other than Verstappen or Sergio Perez to win a race this year. 

Sainz successfully fended off a late challenge from George Russell and Lewis Hamilton. 

Ferrari’s Team Principal, Frederic Vasseur, expressed his thoughts on the Scuderia’s sensational triumph at the Singapore Grand Prix, saying, “On the podium, it was a bit emotional because it was the first one. 

“But at this stage, I was more thinking about what we did from Jeddah. 

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“Jeddah was a tough weekend for us, and we had a very good recovery.”

Vasseur credited the success to excellent teamwork, both at the Maranello factory and on the track. 

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He continued, “[There was] good teamwork at Maranello and on the track. 

“I think we have built step by step the confidence and pace. 

“I’m more than proud of the job done by the factory and the team.”